Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Sonae Indústria sponsors the National Prize for Architecture in Wood
Sonae Indústria is pleased to join as the Gold Sponsor of the 1st edition of the National Prize for Architecture in Wood, an initiative that aims to promote works that reflect the quality and versatility of the timber and simultaneously create sustainable construction solutions and demonstrate the incorporation of a significant percentage of domestic production associated with its construction, both in terms of the use of raw materials or of Portuguese manpower.
Applications will be open until September 23rd. All architects, with up to date registration at the Order of the Architects in Portugal and with works constructed between 2008 and 2011 in Portugal can apply.
The National Prize for Architecture in Wood, a biennial initiative, has an Organizing Committee from the Ministry of Agriculture of Rural Development and Fisheries, the National Forest Authority, the Centro Pinus and the Order of the Architects.
The jury will be composed of prestigious Portuguese personalities from the fields of Architecture, Engineering and Industry and also includes a representative of Sonae Indústria.
The winner of the National Prize of Architecture in Wood will receive a prize of € 10,000.00 (ten thousand Euros) and a commemorative wooden plaque for place on the piece.
The Prize winner will be announced in a public ceremony on November 18, venue still unknown, which will also inaugurate the exhibition of the finalists and the release of the book edition of the Prize.
For more information, see www.florestas2011.org.pt